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Feb 12, 2013 7:00pm PST
♪ >>> hello there. welcome to "newsline." it's wednesday february 13th. i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. north korea on tuesday defied u.n. resolutions to conduct a nuclear test. members of the security council held an emergency meeting to discuss their response. our u.n. correspondent mik miki ebara is on the line. what were the reactions from the security council members to the north korean nuclear test? >> reporter: the members were united in their condemnation of the test. south korean foreign minister kim sung hwan presided over the emergency session that lasted for an hour and a half and issued a press statement. >> the members of the security council strongly condemned this test, which is a grave violation of the security council resolution. >> reporter: the u.s. ambassador to the u.n., susan rice, echoed the strong criticism. >> the actions of north korea are a threat to regional peace and security, international peace and security, and they are not acceptable. they will not be tolerated. and they will be met with north korea's increasing isolation and pressure under un
PBS
Feb 25, 2013 7:00pm PST
>>> glad to have you with us on this edition of "newsline." >>> voters are waiting the see who comes out on top in a very tight race. italians have voted on 315 seats in the upper house and 630 in the lower house. they're showing how they feel about the austerity measures of the prime minister. they have counted 85% of ballots for the lower ballots. former prime minister center right group has 28.9% of lower house votes so far. ministry officials have counted 92% of votes from the upper house. the coalition has 31.7% parliament members must approve in both houses. opposing sides could end up controlling each house. if that happens italian voters could face a political gridlock. investor are getting nervous about the future. what can you tell us about the markets? >> investors are worried that the european debt crisis could become front page news once again with political instability. following that election tokyo traders are buying the yen. traders try to avert risks by betting on the yen as a safe haven currency. the dollar reached a one month high in new york. that's trading
PBS
Feb 1, 2013 7:00pm PST
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline". >>> police in turkey are trying to figure out who is behind an explosion at the united states embassy in the country's capital, ankara. a bomb blast ripped a hole in the building, killing at least two people. several others were wounded. the explosion happened around noon on friday. it blew out part of a wall of the american embassy. turkish broadcaster and tv says it was a suicide bombing. other media say someone approached embassy guards and soon after there was an explosion. emergency crews are on the scene. the building is about two kilometers away from the center of the city. other foreign embassies are also in the same area. kurdish separatists and militants have carried out a number of attacks in the past. in november # 2003, a series of bombings killed 60 people in istanbul, two synagogues were also destroyed. one week later they targeted the british consulate and the headquarters of britain's bank. islamic militants said to be related to al qaeda claimed responsibility. in 2008, an armed group and turkish police exchanged gunfire near
PBS
Feb 8, 2013 7:00pm PST
to nhk "newsline." i'm ross mihara in tokyo. japanese and chinese authorities are asserting two different versions of what happened last month between their forces in the east china sea. officials in tokyo maintain that chinese naval ships used fire controlled radar against the japanese self-defense force. but china's defense ministry has issued a statement denying that ever happened. the statement refers to two separate incidents. on january 19th, it admits that crews on a chinese frigate tracked a helicopter because it approached their vessel. in the second case on january 30th, the statement says a chinese ship monitored an sdf destroyer that was following it at close range. but the statement denies chinese crews used fire controlled radar in either instance. it says officials in tokyo released false reports without confirming the facts with their counterparts in beijing. a spokesperson for the chinese foreign ministry also denied japan's claim. >> translator: all of our departments have published the true facts. the japanese claims are complete fabrication. >>> japanese defense repres
PBS
Feb 15, 2013 7:00pm PST
>>> hello and welcome back to nhk world "newsline." i'm raja pradhan with the news from tokyo. >>> troops in central russia have found a crater following reports that a meteor came crashing down to earth. residents saw something streak through the sky, heard explosions and watched as windows shattered. flying glass injured hundreds of people. video shows a bright burning object streaking across the sky on friday in the chelyabinsk region. that's 1,500 kilometers east of moscow. the object left a trail of smoke. people heard a series of explosions. officials say the object's impact shattered windows, and they say flying glass hurt about 500 people including 30 children. the officials say it damaged at least 300 buildings including a zinc factory in the main city, chelyabinsk. mobile phone networks went down for a while. schoolteachers canceled classes for the day. troops searched for debris from the meteor. they found a whole 8 meters in diameter in a frozen lake 70 kilometers west of chelyabinsk, and they found a crater nearby. some reports say say people have found at least t
KCSMMHZ
Feb 1, 2013 6:00am PST
. >>> welcome to nhk world "newsline". >>> police in turkey are trying to figure out who is behind explosion at the united states embassy in the country's capital, ankara. a bomb blast ripped a hole in the building, killing at least two people. it blew out part of a wall of the american embassy. it was a suicide bombing. other media say someone approach ed embassy security guards and soon after there was an explosion. emergency crews on the scene. the building two kilometers from the central of ankara, national parliament buildings are in the same area. kurdish separatists and militants have carried out a number of attacks in the past. no one has claimed responsibility for the bombing. in 2003, 60 people were killed, two synagogues were destroyed and one week later, suicide bombers targeted the british consulate and the headquarters of britain's bank. islamic militants said to be related to al qaeda claimed responsibility. in 2008, an armed group and turkish police exchanged gunfire in istanbul. three police officers died. no claim has claimed responsibility for the most recent bom
KCSMMHZ
Feb 7, 2013 6:00am PST
\s >>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." japanese foreign ministry officials are demanding answers from russia following an incident in the air. defense ministry officials say two russian war planes violated the country's air space on thursday. they say it happened just before 3:00 p.m. southwest of rishiri island off hokkaido. air self defense force commander scrambled four fighter jets. the russian aircraft left japanese air space after about a minute. officials immediately launched a protest with the russian embassy in tokyo. they are calling for an investigation. russian authorities say they will confirm the details. foreign ministry spokespersons say this is the first time in five years russian aircraft have violated japanese air space. february 7th is significant because that's the date in 1855 japanese and russian leaders signed a treaty recognizing the islands as part of japan. people in tokyo held an annual rally on thursday to call on russia to honor that agreement and return the territory. prime minnesout minister abe vop working. he told vladimir putin that he wants to
KCSMMHZ
Feb 24, 2013 5:30pm PST
. >>> glad to have you with us on this edition of "newsline." it's monday, february 25th. >>> shinzo abe is preparing to name a man with connections as the next governor of the bank of japan. shirakawa will step down next month. and abe is considering haruhiko kuroda as successor. he developed connections around the world while serving as vice finance minister from 1999 to 2003. he moved to the adb two years later and is serving third term as president. he is a strong supporter of more monetary easing. abe has said the next governor should be willing to pump more money into the economy and be able to negotiate with leaders of other central banks. many traders welcome monetary easing. it weakens the home currency. ai, good morning. >> good morning, catherine. it also weakens the home currency and lengthens stock prices and that's usually good news. that's why market participants are so keen to find out who the next boj governor will be, and as catherine said, it looks like it will be chief haruhiko kuroda. ramin is at the tokyo stock exchange. ramin, how are the governors
WHUT
Feb 8, 2013 7:30am EST
to "newsline". japanese and chinese leaders are locked in a back and forth debate that appears to be going nowhere. china defense ministry issued a statement denying reports that they used fire-control radars in the east china sea. the statement refers to two separate incidents on january 19th. it admits crews on chinese frigate tracked a japanese helicopter because it approached their vessel. in the second case on january 30th the statement says a chinese ship monitored a destroyer that was following it at close range. but the statement denies chinese crews used fire-control radar in either instance pinpoint says officials in tokyo released false reports without confirming the facts with their counterparts in beijing. a spokesperson for the chinese foreign ministry also denied japan's claim. >> translator: the departments have published the true facts. the japanese claims are complete fabrication. >> later on friday japan's vice sworn summoned china's minister to protest the denials. he's going to reinvestigate the case. >>> security analysts in asia and elsewhere have been tracking the t
PBS
Feb 11, 2013 7:00pm PST
>>> hello there, welcome to "newsline." it is tuesday, february 12th. i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. millions of roman catholics around the world are coming to terms with an announcement that is both surprising and rare. pope benedict xvi says he's too old to do his job. he's 85. spokespersons for the vatican say the pope cited his advance age and felt he could no longer fulfill his responsibilities. german cardinal joseph ratzinger was 78 years old when he became pope in april 2005 following the death of pope john paul ii. he was the oldest person to become pontiff in 275 years. benedict xvi was a conservative pope, he strongly opposed to birth control, but he embraced new forms of communication and joined twitter last year. pope benedict faced a string of challenges during his term from sexual abuse scandals involving the members of the clergy to an investigation into money laundering in vatican city. a court convicted his former butler last year of stealing and leaking classified documents that pointed to corruption in the vatican. the pope pardoned him over christmas. i
PBS
Jan 31, 2013 7:00pm PST
welcome to "newsline." it's friday, february 1st. i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. an explosion has torn through the headquarters of mexican oil company. 14 workers were killed. at least 80 people were injured. the building shook and lost power. workers evacuated the building. emergency crews rushed to the scene. they helped moved the injured through debris that had been thrown out on the street. the explosion took place in basement garage. officials are still trying to find out what happened. >>> journalists are being allowed into a natural gas complex. 150 journalists from domestic and foreign media were given access to the gas facility. if facility consists of a natural gas plant with living quarters about three kilometers away. along the roadside near the living quarters is a line of vehicles destroyed when helicopters attacked the militants as they tried to flee with the hostages. after coming under attack militants made their last stance some the algeria government invited media to the complex in a bid to show it's now safe to restart operations. however, reporters were no
PBS
Feb 5, 2013 7:00pm PST
world "newsline." >>> internet users are casting doubt on iran's claim that it successfully returned a monkey from space. the iranian government announced last week a monkey it sent into space had returned safely to earth. officials said they had reached an advanced level of technology despite western economic sanctions. the officials released photos of the monkey before the launch and after it landed. postings on the internet question whether the monkey sent into space is the same one that came back. some wrote that a mole above the monkey's eyes had disappeared. the u.s. state department spokesperson commented on the matter. >> well, you know, there are a lot of questions about whether the monkey that they reportedly sent up into space and reportedly came down was actually the same monkey. whether he survived. >> the iranian government hasn't yet made a statement on the mystery, but the associated press quotes an iranian official as saying, domestic media released a photo of the wrong monkey. time now to get a check on the weather. people in tokyo are looking out their windows and
PBS
Feb 7, 2013 7:00pm PST
the challenges china faces on "newsline." >>> officials at japan's finance ministry counting up the value of imports and exports and other cash flows. we have been going over the figures for us. what can you tell us? >> i have to tell you there's more to pay than to make in december. japan recorded a current account deficit for a second straight month in december, that is the first time since 1985 that the current account balance turned to the red for two consecutive months. finance ministry officials say the current account deficit for december about $2.8 billion. the trade balance registered a deficit of about $6 billion. exports fell 6.9% while imports were up about 0.8% from the previous year in yen terms. as a result, the current account surplus for the entire year of 2012 turned out to be the smallest based on comparable data available since 1985. the surplus fell 50.8% from the previous year to $50.2 billion. >>> and across oceans the president of the european central bank expects the region's weakness to prevail for sometime. policymakers at the bank decided to keep the key intere
PBS
Feb 13, 2013 7:00pm PST
>>> glad you could join us on this edition of "newsline." it's thursday, february 14th. i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. >>> japan's gross domestic product for the final quarter of 2012 shrank slightly in the october to december period. this is the third straight quarter of contraction. gdp fell 1.4%. the pace of decline was more moderate than the previous period when it was minus 3.8%. global demand was dragging down the economy. capital spending went down housing investment showed growth of 3.5%. consumer spending was up due to strong sales of winter clother. overall gdp rose 1.9% for the previous year. that's the first growth in two years. investors have been tracking the data. who has the upper hand? >> i would have said the buyers but it's a mixed picture here in japan. the nikkei is trading slightly higher. 11,255. up 0.03% from wednesday ease close. exports related stocks are getting a lift. some expect the yen will stay on a declining trend for the time being. others are selling recent gainers to lock in profits. that's after news the economy shrank in the fourth
PBS
Feb 19, 2013 7:00pm PST
right here on "newsline." >>> shocking reports have emerged about the voyage of a group of asylum seekers whose boat was rescued off sri lanka. almost 100 people apparently died during the two-month ordeal from starvation and dehydration. the sri lankan navy rescued 31 adult males and one boy on saturday. they were on a sinking boat in waters off the southeast coast. the survivors appeared weak and thin. others in the group were not so fortunate. a police spokesperson told reuters that the captain and 97 others died. their bodies were thrown into the sea. the group reportedly set off with one month's supply of food and water, but they were adrift for double that time after the ship's engine failed. they were hoping to reach indonesia or australia. they apparently identified themselves as muslims of a border village between myanmar and bangladesh. clashes between rohinge muslims and the buddhist majority in myanmar has forced people from minority group to flee. the united nations has estimated that some 1,000 rohinge were living in myanmar. the government calls them illegal aliens
PBS
Feb 21, 2013 7:00pm PST
>>> welcome to "newsline." it's friday, february 22nd. a senior official says barack obama is looking forward to what abe has to say. he said obama is eager to hear about a dispute with china. abe is meeting obama for the first time since he moved back into the prime minister's office two months ago. they are expected to discuss a free trade deal, the alliance between their countries and the push for united nations sanctions on north korea. obama wants to hear abe's take on the dispute over the senkaku islands. japan nationalized the islands in december. china and taiwan claim them. it's in the interest of the obama administration to have the dispute solved in a peaceful manner. prime minister abe is planning to visit russia before the end of the year to meet with the president. when he does another dispute, another issue will be on the agenda. russia control tgs islands and japan claims them. >> translator: this is an important year to build a new relationship. i hope it paves the way for abe's visit. >> mori delivered a letter from abe. putin said he, too, hoped for bette
PBS
Feb 22, 2013 7:00pm PST
>>> hello and welcome to nhk "newsline." i'm ross mihara in tokyo with the stories at this hour. >>> japanese prime minister shinzo abe and u.s. president barack obama have met for the first time. they just wrapped up a meeting in washington and touched on everything from the threat posed by north korea to a wide ranging free trade agreement. abe says he and obama agree ed concrete policies and the alliance's future direction. >> translator: i can confidently say the trust and bond in the japan/u.s. alliance are completely restored. >> obviously, japan is one of our closest allies. and the u.s./japan alliance is the central foundation for our regional security and so much of what we do in the pacific region. >> abe said he and obama agreed to take decisive action in response to north korea's missile launches and tests. abe says they'll work together on a new ruz aleutian and tougher sanctions. he also spoke about the east china sea. china and taiwan claim it. he says his administration would respond calmly to china's challenges and noted the u.s.-japan alliance acts as a stabili
PBS
Feb 26, 2013 7:00pm PST
>>> welcome to "newsline." it's wednesday, february 27th, i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. >>> egyptian authorities have suspended all hot air balloon flights in luxor following a deadly accident in the ancient city. a balloon carrying 21 people crashed into a field. 19 people died. a witness told nhk a fire broke out and burned half of the balloon's basket. he says he saw the pilot and a passenger jump out. he says the balloon rose higher as the flames spread. then it crashed into a sugar cane field. civil aviation minister wai al madawi visited the site of the accident. he says a committee from the ministry will investigate. luxor provincial officials say four japanese are among the dead. a japanese travel agency confirmed they're two married couples from tokyo. the casualties also include tourists from britain and hong kong. >> translator: the basket of the doomed balloon was engulfed in flames within seconds. >> luxor is located about 500 kilometers south of cairo. it's one of egypt's most popular sightseeing areas. the city has ancient ruins such as the valley of the
PBS
Feb 27, 2013 7:00pm PST
>>> welcome to "newsline." palestinians are furious over what they consider to be a lifeline. they will destroy all smuggling tunnels linking egypt and the gaza strip. the judge ruled they are illegal and pose a threat to national security. pal tin palestinians use the tunnels to get around.al tin pa tunnels to get around.l tin pal tunnels to get around. tin pale tunnels to get around.tin paless to get around.in palestinians u to get around.n palestinians us to get around. palestinians useo get around.palestinians use the get around. the blockade has been in place since 2007. morsi has expressed his intention to help people. palestinians in gaza are criticizing the court ruling. >> translator: the gaza strip is under seize. all the borders are closed. the tunnels are the only lifeline for the strip. this is an unjust decision against us. >> hundreds of the tunnels big and small link gaza with egypt. >>> representatives of world powers are getting ready to meet in rome to talk about more ways to help the syrian opposition bring down president assad. kerry met french president
KCSMMHZ
Feb 5, 2013 6:00am PST
on a japanese destroyer on international waters. welcome to nhk world "newsline." japanese government officials have launched a protest with chinese authorities over a potentially dangerous incident at sea. they say crews on a frigate locked their weapons radar on a japan self-defense force destroyer. they say it happened in the east china sea near islands both countries claim. >> translator: using this kind of radar, known as weapons radar, is an extremely unusual act. the japanese government believes that the situation could have become extremely dangerous. >> the defense minister revealed the incident happened on the morning on january 30th. the vessels were about three kilometers apart. he also says government analysts are investigating a separate incident from earlier in january. they suspect a chinese navy frigate locked its weapons radar on a self-defense force helicopter. japan and china have been locked in a dispute over the senkaku islands. the territory is in a area potentially rich in natural resources. japan controls the islands, china and taiwan claim them. the japanese government
KCSMMHZ
Feb 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
ahead," every wednesday at 1:00 p.m. japan time, right here on "newsline." >>> from the surface of the earth to distant galaxys. this mysterious image isn't composite or manipulated digitally. this is the work of an amateur photographer and it is attracting worldwide attention. it's 10:00 p.m. in the mountains of nagano. time for the photo shoot to start. the photographer is out to take another of his trademark images. the majesty of the night sky with scenes of nature in the foreground. >> i will open the shutter. >> he uses a single camera to capture his images. he starts moving away from the camera. he shines his flashlight on some trees about 50 meters away. >> the greater the distance, the longer the exposure that is needed. okay. close the shutter. >> he gives the exposure two whole minutes. it comes out like this. with the large trees glowing yellow against a night sky filled with stars. this is how he does it. first, the camera is pointed at the starry sky at maximum aperture to let in as much light as possible. focused on the stars he opens the shutter. the camera senso
KCSMMHZ
Feb 11, 2013 5:30pm PST
>>> glad to have you with us on this edition of "newsline." it's day, february 12. i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. >>> millions of roman catholics around the world are coming to terms with an announcement from their spiritual leader that's both surprising and rare. pope benedict xvi says he's too old to do his job and is stepping down at the end of the month. he is 85. spokespersons for the vatican said the pope cited his advancing age and felt he could no longer fulfill his responsibilities. german cardinal yosef razinger was 75 years old when he became pope following the death of pope john paul ii. benedict xvi was a conservative pope. he strongly worked for his control. he faced the generation and joined twitter last year. he took his turn on handling sexual abuse scandals to an investigation of money launderring in the vatican city. he accused his butler of stealing and leaking documents that pointed to corruption in the vatican. the pope pardoned him over christmas. it's rare for a pope to resign. pope benedict is the first to quit in nearly 600 years. senior members of th
KCSMMHZ
Feb 13, 2013 5:30pm PST
>>> welcome to "newsline." it's thursday february 14th. i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. we start with data on japan's economy just out. the country's gross domestic product for the final quarter of 2012 shrank slightly in the october to december period. this is the third straight quarter of contraction. cabinet office officials say gdp for the quarter fell 0.1% from the previous three months. that's a decline of 0.4% in annual terms. this is due to weak global demand. exports shrank 3.7%. and capital spending at companies went down 2.6%. >>> financial leaders in the u.s. are facing their own set of challenges. president obama nominated his chief of staff to be his next treasury secretary. and now jack lew is outlining what he sees ahead for the economy. ai uchida joins us now from the business desk. ai, good morning. >> good morning, catherine. jack lew, he has to win over the democrats and the republicans before he can be treasury secretary. so he's asking lawmakers for bipartisan support on fiscal reform. he says this is needed to keep the u.s. economy on the path to recovery.
KCSMMHZ
Feb 18, 2013 6:00am PST
the smog that blankets the country. >>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." people in china have been dealing with high levels of pollution day in and day out. they know that the air isn't good for them. now they say that it could trigger serious health problems. researchers at the chinese academy of sciences studied the atmosphere in beijing and tianjin and hebei province. they detected particles of an organic compound that generates photo chemical smog. it causes various health problems including eye irration and respiratory issues. chinese people have just come back from the lunar new year holiday. traffic is increasing and factories are once again operating at full capacity. many say they are worried by the situation. >> translator: i have a sore throat already. i know that pollution is serious out here. >> translator: i can't stand going outside without a mask on. >> experts have called for urgent measures to contain the air pollution. they include tightening controls on vehicle's exhausts and equipping factories to remove pollutants from smoke. officials in japan are closely monitoring
KCSMMHZ
Feb 25, 2013 6:00am PST
's the first woman to lead the country. >>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." tens of thousands of people have gathered together in seoul to witness history. they witnessed park geun-hye become president of south korea. a job her father once held. she vowed to boost the economy and address the challenges presented by north korea. nhk world anna jung reports. ♪ >> reporter: the inauguration ceremony began with a variety of festivities. one of the more recognizable performers was the latest star, psi. he became a global sensation because of his song and video, gangnam style. ♪ park geun-hye appeared nearly two hours into the ceremony. she laid out the vision and goals of her administration. south korea developed quickly under her father. it was dubbed the miracle on the han river. park pledged to make a second miracle on the han river. >> translator: the new administration will usher in a new era of hope, premised on a revitalizing economy, the happiness of our people and the blossoming of our culture. one of my critical economic goals is to ensure anyone that works hard can stand on their o
KCSMMHZ
Feb 26, 2013 6:00am PST
in egypt. >>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." people hop aboard hot air balloons daily but a morning soaring in the skies above this ancient city by the nile ended in disaster for one group. their balloon plunged into a field. egyptian government officials say 18 aboard died and three others were hurt. a witness told nhk he saw the pilot had a passenger jump out after the basket caught fire. he said the balloon rose high er and was soon engulfed in flames and then crashed in a sugarcane field. associated press reports there was an explosion saying it plunged 300 meters from the sky. state-run media say casualties included people from hong kong, belgium, britain and france. four japanese names were on the passenger list. the operator of the about a lba two accidents in the past two years. >> accident in the morning about 6:30. this company i call rubbish company and i tell the people this way. >> why is that? >> he have two fires before. >> hot air ballooning is popular with tourists who visit luxor. the ancient city has various attractions. one of them is the tombs of the valley of t
KCSMMHZ
Feb 27, 2013 6:00am PST
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." >>> delegates from six major powers wrapped up talks with their counterparts from iran on the cups anuclear program and promised to meet again. they proposed a gradual easing of sanctions, provided they get some concessions. iranian representatives are reacting positively to the idea. representatives of the five permanent members of the u.n. security council and germany met iranian officials in almaty, kazakhstan. they want leaders in tehran to scale back their nuclear ambitions. catherine ashton chaired the two-day talks. the iranians sent their top nuclear negotiator, saeed jalili. the delegates said they will ease economic sanction it is iranian scientists stop enriching uranium to 20% purity. beyond that, it's just short step to weapons-grade uranium. the proposal is positive and constructive. he's calling on nations to lift sanctions on iran. he says hostile sanctions should cease and confidence building should be promoted. details of the proposals have not been revealed. the delegates agreed to meet again in mid-april in almaty fo
WHUT
Feb 14, 2013 7:30am EST
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." military commanders from south korea and the united states are trying to show they're ready for anything. they are holding a joint drill on the heels of north korea's underground nuclear test. both countries are warning authorities in pyongyang against further provocations. south korean defense officials say air force troops from the two countries are conducting a drill using f-16 fighter jets. the pilots are preparing for possible aerial combat and air raids on north korea. south korean navy commanders say they are holding ameritime mobility exercise involving 20 naval ships. army officers say they are also planning to conduct a shelling drill this week. defense officials in seoul have somehowed off a key part of their military's fire power. they released video of the newly-deployed cruise missile. the 50-second clip shows the weapons hit targets after being fired from a destroyer and a submarine. >> translator: the military is releasing the footage to ease public anxiety by showing south korea is fully equipped to deal with the north korea'
PBS
Feb 20, 2013 7:00pm PST
's all for this edition of "newsline." i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. thanks for joining us.
PBS
Feb 20, 2013 5:00pm PST
is for your high on thursday. here is our extended forecast. >>> and that's all for this edition of "newsline." i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo.
PBS
Feb 4, 2013 7:00pm PST
degrees from 12 today. here is the extended forecast. >>> that's all for this edition of "newsline." i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. thanks for very much joining us. .
PBS
Feb 18, 2013 7:00pm PST
in neighboring india. >>> that wraps up this edition of "newsline." thanks for joining us.
KCSMMHZ
Feb 4, 2013 6:00am PST
to nhk world "newsline". government security analysts in asia say it's noter of if but when. and so they are examining every possible angle ahead of a possible underground nuclear test in north korea. officials in pyongyang say it's coming. south korean officials released what they think is the blueprint for the test site. they found the information in a north korean documentary they obtained. the piece aired on state-run tv in september 2010. they say it shows the blueprint of the tunnel used in the second nuclear test at north korea's test site in 2009. the photo shows the tunnel stretching horizontally from its entrance on the left of the screen. it then goes into a spiral and a nuclear device is believed to be housed at the end. the tunnel appears to have nine gates designed to seal in gas. south korean defense ministry representatives say radioactive material leaked during the north's first nuclear test in 2006, they believe that may have prompted officials in pyongyang to dig be a tunnel shaped like a fish hook for 2009. they suggest north korean authorities will use a similar
KCSMMHZ
Feb 6, 2013 6:00am PST
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." >>> nhk has learned more about that potentially dangerous incident involving china's navy and japan's maritime self-defense force. the crew on board a chinese frigate locked their weapon's radar on a japanese destroyer in the east china sea. now, nhk sources reveal it happened 100 kilometers, or what they consider a long way from islands both countries claim. officials with japan's defense ministry say the chinese frigate locked the weapons radar on the sdf destroyer ship a week ago. the ships were reportedly 3 kilometers apart. the officials say crews on a different chinese frigate locked their weapons radar on a japanese helicopter on another destroyer earlier in january. the frigate was reportedly a few kilometers away. these incidents are getting a lot of attention because the two countries are at odds over the senkaku islands. japan controls the territory. china and taiwan claim it. japan coast guard patrol ships monitor the islands. chinese surveillance vessels have navigated in and out of japanese waters around the territory for month
KCSMMHZ
Feb 8, 2013 6:00am PST
an estimated 30 meters in a single flight. >>> and with that, we conclude this hour's "newsline." thank you for watching.
KCSMMHZ
Feb 12, 2013 6:00am PST
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." >>> north korean authorities have defined united nations resolutions. and warnings from world leaders. state-run media say they successfully carried out another underground nuclear test. korean central television report scientists used a smaller warhead than in previous tests but produced a more powerful explosion. >> translator: on february 12, 2013, our defense and science officials successfully conducted our third nuclear test at an underground experiment site. >> seismologists in several countries defected a tremor emanating from north korea. experts from japan's meteorological agency say the tremor measured 5.2 in magnitude and was not natural. it happened just before noon local time close to poongkye-ri. military leaders issued a statement last month, threatening to target what they called a sworn enemy of the korean people, the united states. u.s. representatives led the drive at the u.n. to expand sanctions. security council passed a resolution last month condemning the north koreans for launching a rocket in december. >> translator
KCSMMHZ
Feb 13, 2013 6:00am PST
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." >>> barack obama has some unfinished business. the u.s. president says the hard work of millions of americans has not been rewarded and he says it's time to reunite the engine of economic growth. he promised to work on behalf of the middle class in his state of the union address. >> it is our unfinished task to restore the basic bargain that built this country, the idea that if you work hard and meet your responsibilities, you can get ahead, no matter where you come from, no matter what you look like or who you love. >> obama made the address before a joint session of congress. he said his first priority is making the country a magnet for new jobs in manufacturing. he said some of those jobs could come through investment and clean energy. he said the extreme weather americans have seen should remind them they need to do more to combat climate change. obama said america will remain the anchor of strong alliances around the world, as he outlined threats from abroad. he criticized north korean leaders a day after they carried out another n
KCSMMHZ
Feb 15, 2013 6:00am PST
and insight on south and southeast asia every weekday live from bangkok, only on nhk world "newsline." >>> the repercussions from the hostage crisis in algeria last month continued to be felt around the world. and nowhere is that more true than in japan. of the 39 foreigners who died, 10 were japanese nationals. their deaths have caused much sorrow and ainge ner japan. >> yoyuki hatachi is a retired employee in yokohama. he recently visited the company to pay his respects to a former colleague who died in the algerian hostage crisis. tadonari was a president of the corporation. the two men attended the same college and joined jgc within the two months of one another. they worked together on many of the same projects. takahashi remembers how devoted he was to get his work done, often working on his days off. >> translator: he always worked hard on a new project. his clients thought highly of his work. i think that was not just because of his ability, but also for his sincere approach and strong desire to be successful. >> arata in this became involved in the algeria project three year
KCSMMHZ
Feb 19, 2013 6:00am PST
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." japanese government officials are looking to their counterparts in china to help contain north korea and punish it. a senior diplomat has travelled to beijing for discussions. north korean authorities conducted an underground nuclear test last week, and they're threatening more action. the head of the foreign affairs will head to china. japanese diplomats say he'll call on the chinese to help adopt a new u.n. security council resolution, authorizing more sanctions against north korea. he's also expected to ask to persuade north korean authorities not to conduct anymore nuclear or missile tests. the problem is chinese leaders urge their allies to hold off on the test, but president north koreans did it anyway. now some people in china want their government to rethink their relationship. here's more from beijing. >> reporter: north korea conducted the nuclear test while people in china were celebrating the lunar new year. a spokesperson for china's foreign ministry criticized the action. >> translator: we have released a strong
KCSMMHZ
Feb 20, 2013 6:00am PST
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." >>> investigators in algeria have been collecting evidence and building a case as they probe a deadly hostage siege at a gas plant. islamist militants stormed the facility last month and took hundreds of workers hostage. at least 39 people, including ten japanese, were killed. nhk has learned more about the group responsible. we've obtained video showing the militants training in neighboring mali and issuing bold threats. our sho beppu brings us the story. >> reporter: this man is reported to have led the attack. he's known as abdel rahman from niger. he phoned media outlets throughout the siege. >> reporter: abdel rahman is on a video that's believed to have been recorded in northern mali in 2010 or 2011. he and other militants showed their hostility toward western and arab nations. >> reporter: the people in the video were from different parts of africa. they trained with various types of weapons, from anti-tank rocket bombs to anti-aircraft artillery. security experts say many of the weapons came from libya. they say different groups took
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